Building on more than a decade of experience working with over 40 school systems, our extensive collection of district data, and published research on what works best for students, we have developed a diagnostic that can guide district leaders from assessment to strategic planning. The Strategic System Snapshot is an integrated, comprehensive assessment of district conditions and resource use, compared to peer districts and research-based best practice. Read the questions and metrics in The Strategic System Snapshot diagnostic >>
The Strategic System Snapshot is based on The Strategic System—our vision for how school systems can transform resources (people, time, and money) to enable every school to prepare every child for tomorrow. The Strategic System is an evolution of our School System 20/20 vision for school systems. The overview document below explores the goals and real examples of its impact of The Strategic System framework.
Some schools beat the odds by “doing school” in new ways. But for every school and every child to thrive, we need to change the odds by creating strategic school systems. Restructuring the use of people, time, and money makes this possible. From 2014-2017 we created three case studies of districts who each took different paths to student growth and district transformation. Read those case studies: